Humane Society of the United States to Release New Undercover Investigations Revealing Rampant Cruelty at Egg Factory Farms
WHAT: Press conference to announce The Humane Society of the United States’ latest undercover investigations into major egg producers. The HSUS will release video footage revealing appalling suffering at multiple egg factory farms and outline critically-needed reforms in animal agribusiness.
The HSUS will also release a new report detailing the problems inherent in cage confinement of laying hens and the importance of the national movement toward cage-free production systems.
WHO: Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS
WHERE: Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Or by teleconference. RSVP to Erin Williams, 301-721-6446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: 10:00am CST, Wednesday, April 7
I caught wind of this yesterday and wanted to share it with all of you. No doubt this will be the same dog and pony show that most of their other video debuts turn out to be. Pacelle will stand there, show some edited footage from an undercover employee that should’ve been working rather video taping. Along with that, Pacelle will claim that all laying hens are abused. All of us involved in animal agriculture want to see our livestock treated correctly. However, HSUS has a much different goal that’s it’s trying to accomplish. In fact they are so desperate to come up with these undercover videos that they do whatever they can to make them look really bad. Such was the case in New Mexico. You can read here about how the resulting investigation showed that this “shocking abuse video” showed nothing at all. By the way, has anyone heard what the over/under is on Wayne using the indefinable term “factory farm”?